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    Hubbys contract is up in June. He has started applying for other jobs but there are not a lot here. So looking in other states. Need to know which are the least restrictive on homeschoolers.
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    Least Restricted States for Homeschoolers
    Here is a map, that outlines the general restrictiveness (or not) for homeschooling.

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    Thank you!
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    One more, right here on SHS, too:

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    Just fyi, in case NH is a state you might consider (probably not), I'd consider it a low regulation state, not moderate. You have to file an intent to homeschool, but only once, not every year, unless you move. You have to do a yearly evaluation, but you don't have to submit it to any agency, just keep it for your own records. There's more, but mostly it revolves around what happens if the student is doing poorly.
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    And another fyi - if you might consider Alaska, although there are no restrictions on homeschooling independently, if you are willing to submit to state testing (yearly), to provide work samples (quarterly) and "progress reports" (2x/school year), there are several "distance education" oversight organizations (you are still choosing the curriculum and providing the instruction) from which you can receive funds to spend on your homeschooling. For my 5th and 7th graders, the allotment is $2000/student/year. High school allotments are higher. As of last year, any unused funds roll-over.
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    Errrr, Id like to point out that less restrictive might mean less cooperation and support from schools for extracurriculars and ieps sort of thing, too.

    I guess thats what BakedAK said, too.
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    Obviously easier is better, but I wouldn't decide where to move based primarily on homeschool regulations. I'd choose a strong secular homeschool community over no regulations in a place with no secular homeschool community in a heartbeat. And in terms of the moderate states, most of them really are pretty easy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by farrarwilliams View Post
    Obviously easier is better, but I wouldn't decide where to move based primarily on homeschool regulations. I'd choose a strong secular homeschool community over no regulations in a place with no secular homeschool community in a heartbeat. And in terms of the moderate states, most of them really are pretty easy.
    I would like to 'like' this post again!
    (As someone who lives in a state with no regulations and no secular community.)

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    AK has a loooong history of homeschooling, because of the remoteness of some communities, and therefore hsing is accepted without much of the usual "why aren't they in school?" stuff. There are secular homeschoolers here, and the allotments from the state can't be used to purchase faith-based curricula, but it is a very red state. I am still reeling from the election, and it's not easy to know which of my acquaintances share my views, since I tend not to talk politics at school-related events.
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